Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Finished a little wall quilt.

I really enjoy taking my redwork pieces and turning them into little wall quilts. I usually use simple designs and just go with what feels right. Then I hand quilt them just as simply. I finished hand quilting this little quilt last week. I really love how it turned out. I sent it to a sweet friend and she loved it as well.
I found this cute star fabric for the binding. I used an iron on label from a book I have. Then I embroidered over the lines. I love the way the label turned out. Here is the back.
Here is a closeup of the label.
I don't normally do a lot of hand quilting during the summer because it is so hot with a quilt in my lap, but I was missing it. I did ok with this little quilt in my lap. It was good to get back to it. Now I can hardly wait till fall when I can get back to doing what I love. LOL

Last week, I did some cleaning and after taking quite some time to get the printer/scanner/copier clean, decided it needed a cover. So I found a piece of fabric, took some measurements, cut out the squares on the corners, and sewed it up. It fits perfectly.
Afterwards, I found some 2 1/2" squares and decided to just play with them. I made 4 patches, then sewed them together. I used the leftover fabric from the printer cover for the borders.
I still had a few scraps left, so I sewed until they were all used up, then added muslin to make a backing for it. I think I am going to machine quilt it for Buddy. He likes to lay on our bed. So I can put this down for him to lay on.
Well, I guess this will do for today. I won a Bento Box pattern last week. I bought a bunch more fat quarters at Joann's over the weekend and want to get started cutting it out. Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.


Paula said...

Winona, I think that little quilt is the most gorgeous thing I've ever laid eyes on. And yes, the label was PERFECT!
You know, we really need to get together sometime so you can show me how to quilt by hand.... *wink*

Just Ramblin' said...

I love your little stitchery and the border fabric you used. It really sets it off nicely. I like your idea and think I may do that with some of my stitcheries. Such a cute label! Your friend is very luckey.

Cyndi said...

Winona, your little wall hanging is just too stinkin' cute! You do such nice embroidery work! Love how you "framed" it, too. And the little label on the back is adorable! I'm sure your friend was absolutely thrilled with it! Also, I know Buddy will be so happy with his little quilt, too. That's really sweet. I'd make one for Noah, but he'd just eat it! :o]

Hope you're having a great week, my friend!



Allie said...

Oh that mini quilt is just darling, and the label is perfect!

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